@philipbrewer And the emojis in comments don't make it to the blog, as previously observed.
@philipbrewer Huh. I really am confused now; I would have expected emoji working everywhere or nowhere. I know the webmentioning from Micro.blog back to WordPress preserves emoji elsewhere (e.g. this post from @colinwalker has several emoji in replies from Micro.blog—they got the WordPress image treatment on the blog, but they’re there…), so in theory it’s also not the webmention mechanism itself, either. I am officially stumped :-(
John, I wonder if emoji in older comments that would have been made when you were running 4.x are missing now, too? That’s probably the beginning of a rabbit hole, so don’t go down it unless you really want to ;-)
@smokey my pupils blogs are still 4.9 Glow Blogs are a national effort in Scotland (I worked in development as ‘product owner’). We might have added something to allow emoji in comments. I am going to send a note for testers for when WordPress is updated to check. If you are trying to comment on a class load of blogs emoji are your friend.
@smokey @philipbrewer I recently moved hosts and all the emoji in my posts got converted to ???? - it was an encoding issue during export/import. Do you know what character set your databse it using? It looks like the export happened in straight UTF8 where it should have been utf8mb4. (utf8mb4_unicode_ci to be precise.) Worth double checking. You can also specify in wp_config.php
@smokey Maybe that's a wordpress.com blog rather than a local install of the tool from wordpress.org?
@colinwalker Ah, that's very likely. I set my database to UTF8 perhaps a decade ago, so I could support the special characters for Esperanto, and probably haven't looked at it since.